JAPANESE INCOME GROWTH FUNDJAPANESE INCOME GROWTH FUND
The Japanese Income Growth Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the TOPIX, as stated in Sterling, by at least 1% per annum over rolling five-year periods through a combination of income and capital growth whilst maintaining a portfolio yield higher than the TOPIX. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods.
The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Japan Sector.
Our fund aims to generate strong long-term total returns as well as provide investors with a higher yield than the Japanese market.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2020
Fund % 1 SoftBank 4.0% 2 GMO Internet 3.8% 3 DENSO 3.5% 4 Kubota 3.2% 5 SBI Holdings 3.1% 6 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust 2.7% 7 Nintendo 2.7% 8 Pola Orbis 2.5% 9 MS&AD Insurance 2.5% 10 Itochu Corp. 2.4% Total 30.3% Fund % 1 SoftBank 4.0% 2 GMO Internet 3.8% 3 DENSO 3.5% 4 Kubota 3.2% 5 SBI Holdings 3.1% 6 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust 2.7% 7 Nintendo 2.7% 8 Pola Orbis 2.5% 9 MS&AD Insurance 2.5% 10 Itochu Corp. 2.4% Total 30.3%SECTOR ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/08/2020Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
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Meet the Managers
Matthew is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equities Team. He is manager of the Japanese All Cap Strategy and Lead Manager of the Japanese Income Growth Strategy. He is also a member of the Global Stewardship Portfolio Construction Group. Matthew joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and became a Partner in 2018. He is a CFA Charterholder. Matthew graduated BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Bristol.
Karen joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equities Team. She is a CFA Charterholder and graduated BSc (Hons) in Economics with Japanese from the University of Birmingham in 2011.
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How to Invest
Getting Financial Advice
At Baillie Gifford we don’t provide financial advice, but we do try our best to provide you with all the information we think you might need to make investment decisions. Of course, we realise there are occasions when you may want the advice of an expert.
Using professional financial advice
An authorised intermediary can give you advice and help on how best to manage your financial affairs based on your circumstances and investment aspirations. They can also help keep track of all your different investment interests, saving you a lot of time and bookkeeping.
Finding a financial adviser near you
If you want to use an authorised intermediary, MyLocalAdviser is a website that allows you to search for authorised intermediaries in your area. You can visit their site on www.mylocaladviser.co.uk
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Bulletins and Factsheets
Enhanced Disclosure Document
Fund Ratings Reports
Key Investor Information Documents
General Investment Risk
Investment markets can go down as well as up and market conditions can change rapidly. The value of an investment in the Fund, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested.
Custody of assets involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund’s exposure to a single market and currency may increase share price movements.
The Fund has exposure to foreign currencies and changes in the rates of exchange will cause the value of any investment, and income from it, to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount invested.
The Fund’s share price can be volatile due to movements in the prices of the underlying holdings and the basis on which the Fund is priced.
A dilution adjustment may apply when you buy or sell shares in the Fund. This is applied to the share price and may reduce the return on your investment.
Fees to capital
For distribution purposes the ACD has the facility to allocate part or all of the Authorised Corporate Director’s (ACD) fee to capital. This will reduce the capital value of the Fund. For the year to 30 June 2019 100% of expenses were allocated to capital. The figure for the current financial period has not yet been determined however this number may vary from year to year.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.